Graduates of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin Madison are prepared for teaching and/or research positions in universities, national laboratories, or in the medical and nuclear technology industries. Graduates are also prepared for admission into medical physics residency programs to become board eligible for clinical medical physics positions.
Medical physicists may participate professionally in the treatment of patients, in advanced medical imaging and diagnostic procedures, or in related areas of research and teaching. Health physicists may operate radiation protection programs at nuclear industrial facilities, hospitals, or laboratories, or may perform research on methods of measuring ionizing radiations (i.e., dosimetry).
A unique quality of the medical physics program is the broad range of expertise and research interests of the faculty. Students receive training in diagnostic x-ray physics, x-ray computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy, nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, biomagnetism, medical ultrasound, elastography, radiation dosimetry, radiation treatment planning, and radiobiology.
- Articulates, critiques, and/or elaborates theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry or schools of practice in the field of medical physics.
- Identifies sources and assembles evidence pertaining to questions or challenges in the field of medical physics.
- Selects and/or utilizes the most appropriate methodologies and practices.
- Evaluates and/or synthesizes information pertaining to questions or challenges in the field of medical physics.
- Communicates clearly in both oral and written formats.
- Fosters ethical and professional conduct.
- Radiological Physics and Dosimetry
- Radionuclides in Medicine and Biology
- Physics of Radiotherapy
- The Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
- Health Physics and Biological Effects
- Medical Image Science: Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- A bachelor's degree in physics is considered the best preparation for graduate study in medical physics, but majors such as nuclear engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or chemistry may also be acceptable
- The student's math background should include calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and Fourier analysis, such as might be learned in modern optics or undergraduate quantum theory
- Some facility in computer programming and electronic instrumentation is desirable. One year of chemistry, a year of biology, and an introductory course in physiology are also advantageous
- The online application to the Graduate School
- Payment of the application fee
- Electronic copy of CV/resume
- Personal statement of reasons for interest in graduate study in medical physics
- Transcripts from all academic institutions of study
- Recommendation letters
International25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
National25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.
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